Vendor Spotlight | Lyndsi with RVATukTuk
Meet Lyndsi Austin, CEO of Richmond’s newest form of transportation, RVATukTuk! Inspired on a trip to Europe, Lyndsi and her husband knew they wanted to bring these quirky vehicles to Richmond. Read how they got started, and how a Tuk tuk can add something special to your big day!
How did you get to where you are now?
My husband and I took a trip to Europe where we discovered Tuk tuks on the narrow cobblestone streets of Lisbon, Portugal. We fell in love with these kooky little vehicles. We could not stop talking about them. Once we figured out how to get some to Richmond, we were well on our way to starting a family-owned Tuk tuk business. We love that they are electric, and environmentally-friendly option for a city tour, a wedding getaway, or a bachelorette party on three wheels.
What makes you or your business stand out and why should a couple hire you?
Tuk tuks are unique, fun vehicles. Our tuk tuks are electric, which makes them environmentally-friendly. When will are on the road people can’t take their eyes off the Tuk tuks!
What’s your favorite thing about working in the wedding industry?
I started this business with my husband. We have been married for 14 years. This is a new adventure for us and we love working in the wedding industry, watching other couples start their own new adventures.
What’s your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
There are always other people’s expectations for your wedding. Just remember, it is your wedding!
What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
Obviously…the wedding getaway!
If you were to meet and celebrity, who would it be?
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on now?
Scavenger hunts. We are getting ready to launch Tuk tuk-powered scavenger hunts. For $275 a group can have two teams (up to six people a team). The Hunt will start/finish at a local brewery. Teams race across the city following clues and experiencing Richmond in a totally different way.
Do you love to travel? If so, what are some must-see destinations?
My husband and I travel a lot. Traveling to Portugal in May 2019 is the origin of the RVATukTuk business. We love México City! We have been there repeatedly -at least six times at this point. There is so much to do in the city and the food is absolutely wonderful. It is also very inexpensive.
Do you have a pet? If so, what’s their name and what are they like?
We live with two parrots: An African Grey named Scout (22-year-old) and Rascal a 35-year-old Amazon.
We also live with a 160 pound Newfoundland and 100 pounds Great Pyrenees. Yes, lots of hair, vacuuming, and dog food.
What’s your favorite season of the year and why?
Spring! I love gardening, flowers, and growing my own veggies. Richmond has the best springs.
Book RVATukTuk for your wedding or event today! Learn more about this unique transportation service on their website! Also, meet them at our Richmond Weddings™ Winter Show on March 15th! Get tickets here!